Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Where is your diaphragm?

I know where mine is – and it’s nowhere near my belly. It goes above my stomach and my liver (they both tuck up under it, where it looks dark in the 2nd drawing) and my heart sits right on top of it, almost in the middle (the dotted line is the heart’s outline).


I’m going to be giving some tips here soon about some good ways to use the diaphragm – to actually get a hold of it and do something precise with it, specifically for playing brass instruments.

I hope you like my drawings!

One Response

  1. Simon

    Hey Pip – can’t wait for part 2 of “the diaphragm”. Will you be coming at this from an Alexander perspective?
    I’m fretting about 10 piece gig tomorrow – you know or maybe you don’t:: have I got enough stamina, what about that section in Radio City that I’m so exposed in and going up to that top D, why did they ever schedule that for the end of the first half when they have a dep Horn Player!!!!!! At least Saturday will be an easy ride in Mendelssohn’s Paulus.
    Best wishes,

    Aug 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

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